Level 3 gives enterprises direct network access to cloud services
Level 3 Communications (NYSE: LVLT) is appealing to enterprises making a move to the cloud with its new Cloud Connect Solutions that it says will offer underlying network connectivity and services. Enterprise customers will be able to get private network access to any provider's cloud and data center services.
They will have various options to connect, including MPLS/IPVPN, Virtual Private Line Service, Ethernet Virtual Private Line, Ethernet Private Line and Wavelength services.
The service builds on three key tenets: application performance, network security, and flexibility. These reduce latency and allow customers to allocate bandwidth dynamically and pay for only for what they consume.
It will also offer a set of complementary professional and managed services, which include consulting, implementation, monitoring, management and managed network services. The service provider says its professional service suite will help enterprises to further reduce operational complexity and oversight of their public, private and hybrid cloud deployments.
As it continues to grow its enterprise customer base and revenue stream Level 3 will need to continue to offer new services such as Cloud Connect Solutions.
Although it won't announce its Q3 2103 earnings until Oct. 30, in Q2 2013, Core Network Services was once again the shining star in its portfolio in the second quarter, rising 2.4 percent to $1.4 billion.
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